Sanctum @Residency Road, Bangalore

Sanctum is one of those places I have been looking to visit since a long time. I finally got an opportunity when one of my friend invited me for food tasting along with couple of other friends and the event was tagged as SpecialInfluencersTable.  Well, the expectation was quite high for this place considering it is in one of the Premium Hotel properties- Chancery Pavilion.  I went on a Wednesday which is the Ladies Night in the club. But the reason I went there was purely to taste some of the food that was there for offering.

Ambiance
The place looks cool from the entrance.  Entrance has a Sanctum written and it’s been lit quite well, giving it a nice emboss look.  As you enter inside, the first thing you notice is that it is a huge place.  There is open space where people can dance and make merry. 

A section to the left where the dinner buffet spread is kept.  To the right side is the complete bar counter which is present back-to-back.

Basically, there is another area inside where it is more private for dancing, there is a bar there as well.  The section to the window side is good coz the natural breeze comes from outside.

Location
It is present in the same complex as Chancery Pavilion that comes to the right side after getting down from Double Road flyover on Residency Road.  But the entrance is not the same as main entrance, you will need to the road right side, which leads to parking lot.  But there is another entrance, which leads up to Sanctum.
Food
The main reason for visiting the place was the food as I mentioned. There are plenty of items that I tried along with my friends, let me share my thoughts on the same.

Starter varieties were limited including – Baby Corn Manchurian, Veg Pizza, Paneer Tikka and Veg Kebab in the Veg options.  There were a few options for non-veg lovers as well. 

Veg Kebab was good and it tasted well with the beet-root chutney that was there on the plate.

Veg Pizza was just okay, felt that it could have been better.  May be better selection of cheese along with seasoning and ketchup would have helped. 

Paneer Tikka was again a little on the harder side, whereas it could have been softer.

The starters overall were decent, but I thought things can be improved in terms of presentation coz we are there in a night club.  Things should be easier to grab and eat.  And I feel that the starters will be loved by people more along with the drinks.

Dinner Buffet Spread
There were quite a few options including Soup, Main Course and Deserts.

Soup – I had was the Tomato Shorba which was okay but I felt that there was too much oil in it. 

Main course options were many including – Subz Miloni, Paneer Subzi and Daal

Along with the tandoori roti, I felt that all the subzi were quite good.  My favourite among these was the Daal coz it somehow went along so well with the Rice as well as roti.  Paneer subji also was quite good with gravy, strangely Paneer was softer than the one found in Paneer TikkaSubz Miloni (Mixed Veg)subzi was also good.

Along with the above mentioned, there was also Veg Pulao which was good.

Deserts had limited options including Cake with special jam, Malpua and Chocolate based desert

The cake was good but then I frankly felt that the desert can undergo some changes.

Drink options at the night-club for sure were at plenty. 

I ended up trying Pinacolada which tasted good.

Overall Experience
It was a pretty decent experience of having food at the Sanctum Club.  Maybe it was completely as per my expectation.  But I still think that there is something that are good and few that can be improved.  The ambiance and the crowd coming in here are sure to attract more people to come in.  My current rating for this place with be 3.5/5. 

Rating in various departments would be as follows.
Food – 3.5/5
Service – 3.5/5
Ambiance – 3.75/5
Drinks – 3.5/5

Food for 2 considering that you are going to be taking only the Dinner Buffet will come up to INR 1200-1500.


With Pravin Menon, Arijit, Rumana, Susmita, Noor and Bijan.



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